Fat Grafting / Fat Transfer
Fat Grafting to Reduce the Signs of Aging
As part of the natural aging process, people gradually lose some of the underlying fat stores that help to give our skin youthful fullness and volume. When collagen production slows and natural fat is depleted, we begin to see changes that can make us look tired and older. In the face, cheeks begin to look hollowed, facial lines and wrinkles form, and the lips become thinner. Loss of soft tissue volume in the hands can make veins look more prominent, while the skin becomes loose and wrinkled.
Natural fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, can help restore youthful volume and reduce the signs of aging in the face, lips, and hands. Fat grafting may also be used to enhance and augment volume in other areas of the body, such as the buttocks and breasts, as well as to correct irregularities or defects from previous liposuction, reconstruction, or other cosmetic procedures.
During the fat grafting process, fat is harvested from areas of the body that have fat to spare, and then meticulously transferred to areas that may benefit from increased volume. The key to successful fat transfer lies with the surgeon’s technique. Fat must be harvested gently and handled carefully to ensure fat cell survival. Distributing the harvested fat to attain long-lasting, natural-looking results requires a combination of surgical precision and artistic sensibility. With years of experience and the most advanced tools at his disposal
WHAT CAN FAT GRAFTING (FAT TRANSFER) DO FOR ME?*
Soften facial lines and wrinkles
Reduce bags under the eyes
Restore youthful volume to hollowed cheeks
Improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines
Smooth out skin irregularities
Add volume to lips
Enhance chin contours
Lift, shape, and augment the buttocks
Add youthful volume to aging hands
Enhance breast volume and contours (in selected cases)
Provide a natural-looking and long-lasting alternative to temporary tissue fillers
Correct irregularities from previous liposuction procedures
Who is a good candidate for fat grafting?
People who want to improve contours and add fullness in areas of insufficient or depleted volume may be good candidates for natural fat grafting. People who want to smooth wrinkles and reduce the signs of facial aging, as well as those who want a natural-looking, long-lasting alternative to dermal fillers, may also want to consider this procedure.* Fat grafting may also benefit patients who wish to correct uneven contours and other irregularities from previous liposuction procedures. The most common areas to treat with fat grafting include the face, buttocks, and hands. In select cases, fat grafting may be used to enhance volume and shape in the breasts
How is fat grafting surgery performed?
Excess fat is gently removed from targeted areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs, using a very small tube, called a cannula. The fat is then prepared and carefully re-injected into areas that will benefit from increased volume. Care is taken in order to maximize fat graft survival and effect the most natural-looking distribution.*
Can fat grafting be combined with other procedures?
Absolutely. In fact, fat grafting can often dramatically improve the results of a wide variety of facial and body procedures, such as face lift, tummy tuck, browlift, neck lift, body contouring, liposuction, and buttock augmentation.
How can I find out more about fat grafting surgery?
Dr. Roozi Talab will be happy to meet with you to discuss fat grafting surgery. Please call our office at …… , or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in office.